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There are many blood disorders that can affect different systems of the body and have a significant impact on individual well being and their ability to participate in daily activities. In order to effectively work with affected individuals, health care practitioners need to understand the physiology and pathophysiology of blood as well as the related common blood disorders that can affect the child through to adulthood. In this programme of courses topic expert Alaa Kora will review the main paediatric related blood disorders, Von Willebrand Disease, Haemophilia, Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Anaemia and provide practical advice on the implications for physiotherapists in working with both children and adults experiencing these conditions.
This programme will improve your knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of blood especially as it relates to the management of patients with Von Willebrand Disease, Haemophilia, Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Anaemia
This programme will cover the following topics:
- An Introduction to Blood Physiology and Blood Disorders
- The Role of Physiotherapy in Von Willebrand Disease
- The Role of Physiotherapy in Haemophilia
- The Physiotherapy Management of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Anaemia
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this programme and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 9-10 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally, there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the programme, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 9 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this programme of courses and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Complete each of the required courses
- Submit a written assignment that meets that passes the assessment criteria.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
Course recognised by
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – CCUs not required
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
This course is a treasure for clinicians in the business of treating patients who love to improve their knowledge and skill and desire evidence-based treatment in their practice irrespective of what specialty in the medical profession you may belong to. This course is well worth your time!